Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Indianapolis-based Connect2Help is the busiest of Indiana’s 11 2-1-1 call centers, receiving more than 265,000 calls last year.
Sisters Jan Long and Chris Mowery had little more than an idea in 1995 when they trekked to Kmart’s corporate headquarters to pitch a product they thought had potential: a recyclable bird feeder their father had designed to promote his plastics business. They left with their first big contract.
Community leaders are working to open a domestic-violence shelter in fast-growing Hamilton County—a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to serve residents in need of emergency housing.
Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that will allow it to start construction on a new facility next to its shelter at 520 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis.
IBJ SPECIAL REPORT: Center Township lowered its bank balance in 2012, to $6.7 million, but the biggest checks Trustee Eugene Akers wrote weren’t for emergency needs like food or shelter, the township’s main mission.
Easter Seals Crossroads has promoted its No. 2 leader to take the top post—a challenging assignment at a time the organization is weathering annual deficits of almost $1 million and facing uncertainty over future government funding.
Volunteers of America of Indiana is a faith-based organization that provides life-changing services to enhance the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of individuals.
The efforts of Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health to improve health in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa while exposing hundreds of students to the realities of the medical industry have earned it an appearance on network TV and a shot at a $1 million unrestricted grant.
Members of the Indy Hunger Network knew it would take discipline when they set the goal of feeding 185 million meals every year—27 million more than they do now—by 2015.
Indianapolis last year sold 154 properties from its land bank for $1,000 each to a novice not-for-profit, which immediately flipped them for a total $500,000 profit. More than a dozen have changed hands multiple times since then, making investors more than $1 million. (with interactive map)
The aging population is expected to generate an explosion in demand for senior services—taxing a network of often thinly funded providers. Executives of such not-for-profits say they often encounter apathy toward senior causes.
City-County Councilor Vop Osili thinks the city could level the job-seeking playing field for ex-offenders by eliminating the question of past convictions on job applications.
When Helene Cross arrived to lead Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center in 2001, the alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital was as sick financially as its patients were physically.